3fourths (8600) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAY 27, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft @ Falling Rock. All-Centennial version, called a "strong pale ale". Strange nose of caramel, vienna, munich malt - nuts, caramel, sweet plum, that sort of thing. Hop character is like fruit cocktail/bubble gum/maraschino cherries, bit overblown by the crystal malt character. Moderately bitter, somewhat astringent and sharp, even filmy at times. Interesting beer but nothing great.